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Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co. Ltd.

Collection | Ref # AG 482 | Held by The Nelson Provincial Museum

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Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co. Ltd.


Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co. Ltd.

Level of description:



9 v + 1 box

Reference number:

AG 482

Former NRAM reference number:



The Anchor Shipping and Foundry Company had its beginnings with Nathaniel Edwards and his partners, Bennetts then Symons. They began the shipping ownership in 1862 and traded as Anchor Line of Steam Packets by 1870. In 1867 a workshop for the repair of ships opened on Wakefield Quay.
The Anchor Steam Shipping Co. 1880-1901 (shareholders John H Cock, Sclanders, A Brown and A Donald) and by 1885 the business was J H Cock and Co with Mr Cock as sole shareholder.
In 1901 The Anchor Shipping and Foundry Co Ltd opened.
For further information see
Kirk, A.A. "Anchor Ships and Anchor Men" and the subject files at the NPM

The records are comprised of correspondence and circulars, and a chronological series of volumes of ships' programmes of work and ports visited


Dates covered:

1911 - 1979

Access conditions:

Not restricted

Finding aids:

Descriptive inventory

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